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Tomato 'Crnkovic Yugoslavian'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Crnkovic Yugoslavian
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dothan, Alabama

Capistrano Beach, California

Escondido, California

Fallbrook, California

Laguna Beach, California

San Clemente, California

San Luis Obispo, California

West Covina, California

Vero Beach, Florida

Tullahoma, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 11, 2013, Morganics from Tullahoma, TN wrote:

Last year [2012] I harvested a plethora of one-pound, exceptionally flavorful tomatoes from this plant. Until we had five days of 100+ heat. Nonetheless, it's a keeper. Prolific and delicious.


On Mar 14, 2012, SoCagardner from Escondido, CA wrote:

The Crnkovic grew very well and produced a moderate amount of large tomatoes. I thought the taste was good but not great. I think on flavor I was spoiled by another large red tomato, the Brandywine Sudduth.


On Jun 19, 2011, b54red from Dothan, AL wrote:

Fantastic tasting tomato but I have found it very susceptible to fusarium wilt that is ever present in my garden. I will keep trying to grow more because the flavor is just so good. Maybe next season or this fall I can keep one alive long enough to get some full sized fruits. A friend of mine grew this variety from the same seed as me and his plant is very healthy and loaded with large, dark pink, delicious tomatoes.


On Jul 26, 2009, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

Crnkovic is now my officially my favorite pink tomato. There are no downsides to this variety. The plant is big, healthy and disease resistant and produces an abundance of large, luscious tomatoes with a fabulous, complex flavor. Crnkovic is definitely coming back next year.


On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This tomato has a unique DG connection: According to the SSE catalog, this tomato was brought to the U.S. by Yasha Crnkovic, a colleague of SSE member (and DG member!) Dr Carolyn Male.


On Oct 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 85 day large pink beefsteak.